Birds in nature

Challenge #19 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Your best bird shots....but they need to be in nature....no caged birds or from a zoo!
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Mississippi River Egret
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This beauty didn't like my presence so she took to the air as soon as I paddled my Kayak within a couple feet of her resting place, or else she had an appointment just as I got there, either way, I was lucky to capture her majestic liftoff.
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Submitted: Saturday, 29th May, 2010 03:45 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 10th June, 2009
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F11
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